Neil Thompson’s Lesson for Living – Take control

Having little or no sense of control is a key factor in stress. People who are under immense pressure will often not get stressed while they have some degree of control over those pressures. At the same time, some people can face fairly modest levels of pressure, but be highly stressed because they have little sense of control over the circumstances they are in. Control, or our sense of control, will often be the difference between being stressed and not. ...

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Do you want an autism-friendly high street?

Public spaces can be overwhelming for an autistic person trying to deal with too much information.

Many autistic people and their families give up using shops, restaurants and other high street outlets because they do not find them accessible, and their worlds shrink. These are places other people might expect to visit without a second thought. We found out that:

  • 79% of autistic people feel socially isolated
  • 70% of families living with autism feel socially isolated.

The British Retail Consortium represents over 80% of ...

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Study explores emotional intelligence and stress in social work

Realistic workloads and ongoing emotional support are essential if social workers are to manage stress and perform their job effectively, according to new research. The study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence — the ability to identify and manage emotions in oneself and others — stress, burnout and social work practice. It also assessed whether emotional intelligence training for social workers would reduce their burnout rates over time.

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British ethnic minorities differing views on immigration and Europe explored in new report

Race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust launch new report on Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) population’s attitudes

Ethnic minorities in Britain have very different views on immigration and Europe, according to a new report by the Runnymede Trust.

The report (called ‘This is Still About Us’) uses high-sample surveys and focus groups across several areas to explore BME opinion.

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